Kelsey & Tyler
A St. Patrick and Sentinel Hotel Wedding

Remember weddings? (Insert cry face emoji here!!!) This one was unforgettable and I’m so honored that it was just featured on the Oregon Bride Magazine Blog!!! Kelsey and Tyler’s day was a classic and extremely elegant wedding! They said their vows under the beautiful vaulted ceilings of St. Patrick Catholic Church, followed with a celebratory reception at The Sentinel Hotel. with traditional & timeless white florals by Amanda Karam Floral Company and an absolutely gorgeous Vera Wang gown paired with nude Louboutin pumps and a long veil. I loved the grandeur Kelsey and Tyler brought to the decor while sprinkling in reminders of their alma mater, OSU, where their relationship blossomed. The first night of her freshman year at Oregon State, Kelsey met Tyler, but it wasn’t until a month before graduation that they started dating! Fast forward three years and Tyler proposed at one of their favorite spots on the Deschutes River in Sunriver, Oregon. The entire day was expertly planned by Bridal Bliss, even down to a ride in a oh-so rad classic car that belongs to Kelsey’s dad on their way to the reception. Congratulations to the both of them and many happy memories to come! 

Jessica Hill PhotographyKelsey & Tyler | A St. Patrick and Sentinel Hotel Wedding

Sara & Monica
A Mt Tabor Maternity Session

After photographing Sara and Monica’s wedding in 2016, I was so excited to hear that they were expecting! It was even more exciting to find out that they wanted to do a maternity shoot to celebrate this very special time. With views of Portland in the distance we captured beautiful photos at Mt. Tabor on the SE side of the city. Monica looked radiant in a floral blue dress against a backdrop of warm autumn colors. Sara and Monica are expecting a baby girl (yeah baby Irene- who I’ve since had the honor of photographing!) and decided to bring along their pup, Sasha, to complete their first family photoshoot. I absolutely loved the ultrasound photo and those teeny tiny baby booties! I couldn’t be happier for Sara and Monica and know that they are going to be two of the best moms to this little girl. Thank you for allowing me the pleasure of photographing another amazing time in both of your lives!

Jessica Hill PhotographySara & Monica | A Mt Tabor Maternity Session

Jackie & Jordan
A Napa Valley Wedding at the Estates in Yountville

Jackie and Jordan’s wedding in the heart of Napa Valley, California was a stunning & elegant garden party. I had the pleasure of first meeting Jackie and Jordan during their engagement session on a rooftop in downtown Portland Oregon and we had a total blast as they danced beneath the open sky and cheered with a delicious pinot gris. This sweet and stylish Portland couple decided on a more intimate destination wedding in Napa Valley at the elegant Estate in Yountville, California. Barbara Cohen with BLC Events & team was the trusty & creative event coordinator along with Julie Stevens on the elegant floral design and Melissa Coe, took perfect care as the ceremony officiant. Thanks to Daniel Stark for second-shooting. The al-fresco dining beneath the stars felt like an elegant garden party with thoughtful and personal details and delicious food. The after-party continued in the Barrel Room with live music, fun dancing and yummy desserts. Happy anniversary Jordan and Jackie! Your elegant Napa Valley garden party wedding was one for the books! 

Jessica Hill PhotographyJackie & Jordan | A Napa Valley Wedding at the Estates in Yountville

Merrin & Jay
The Evergreen Portland

Merrin and Jay had a wedding for the books. Merrin and Jay and I first connected at Timberline Lodge for their engagements and we had a total blast in the snow at sunset and over a post-shoot beer at the Skyway, one of their favorite places to stop on the way to the Mt. Hood. This smart and kind couple love the outdoors, hiking and each other and felt like immediate friends. They chose the Hi-Lo as their hotel of choice for their getting ready (with the talented Kiss & Makeup on the job!) and first look location and I immediately fell in love with the historic architecture mixed with the hip styling of this new downtown Portland hotel. Their wedding ceremony and reception took place at one of my favorite SE Portland venues, The Evergreen. CK Events coordinated perfectly, along with Arranged for You Florals, who created the beautiful florals. I especially loved their  chartreuse velvet napkins and Spring garden vibes. Event Team Entertainment always makes the party pop and kept a rocking dance floor all night. What a fun and memorable wedding and I’m so honored that I was there to document the memories!

Jessica Hill PhotographyMerrin & Jay | The Evergreen Portland

Redd on Salmon
Featured Wedding Inspiration

The Redd on Salmon St. in Portland Oregon is one of my new favorite wedding venues with urban elegance and industrial elements, tall ceilings, natural light and an ideal location in SE Portland. I hope to photograph here a lot more in the coming year! This styled inspirational wedding shoot was for the Art of Weddings Venue Crawl. Bringing luxe texture, clean modern lines and unique colors (gotta love a blue wedding dress!) to this styled shoot we took a newly renovated industrial space and turned it into an elegant wedding with elevated design and edgy romance. Honored to have it recently featured on the Tacari wedding blog. Credit to the talented vendors that helped make this event & shoot happen: Venue – The Redd on Salmon Street | Styling & Event Planner – Gather Events | Floral Design – Swoon Floral Design | Gown Designer – Elizabeth Dye | Makeup Artist – Kirstie Wight Makeup | Rentals – The Party Place & Vintage Meets Modern | Cake Designer – Dream Cakes | Rings – Chinchar Maloney | Cocktails – Silver Julep | Lighting – Greenlight Creative | Paper Goods – Paper Jam Press | Photo Booth – Snap Bar

Jessica Hill PhotographyRedd on Salmon | Featured Wedding Inspiration

Jennylyn & Daniel
A Chinese Garden and Waterfront Engagement

I met sweet and playful couple, Jennylyn and Daniel, at the magical Lan Su Chinese Gardens in Portland’s Chinatown. The gardens don’t allow professional photography within its walls but the outside made for quite the impressive scene! The simplicity of the wall’s architecture detailed with lively green plants really let the couple’s fun personalities shine.

Jennylyn and Daniel brought some hip jackets to switch up their looks and I’m confident we snapped some cool shots for their mixtape that may or may not drop!  As the sun set lower into the sky we captured lots of laughs and playful poses at the SE waterfront. This stylish couple from California is planning an intimate destination Portland wedding this month! Thank you for choosing me to convey the special love you share together. 

Jessica Hill PhotographyJennylyn & Daniel | A Chinese Garden and Waterfront Engagement

Josephine and Ben
Opal 28 Wedding Portland

“Perhaps that is the strongest magic of life: it is covered by a veil of beautiful possibilities, woven with threads of gold – promising, resisting, bashful, mocking, compassionate and seductive.” From a reading during the ceremony from The Gay Science by Nietzsche

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Opal 28

Wedding Dress Designer and boutique: Eliza J, Nordstrom

Brides Shoes: Michael Kors

Men’s Suit: Express

Flowers: DIY from family

Makeup: Sarah Abadi, Contour Makeup


Jessica Hill PhotographyJosephine and Ben | Opal 28 Wedding Portland

Baby Emery and Family!

Portland_Baby_Photographers_8 Dave, Tatum and Emery make a wonderful family, filled with joy, love and fun!

Portland_Baby_Photographers_2.jpg Isn’t she the cutest thing ever!

Portland_Baby_Photographers_10 A stunning family! Tatum is an inspiring business woman and the owner of New and Blue, a darling boutique wedding shop in the Pearl!

Portland_Baby_Photographers_7 A great day with awesome colors!


Thanks so much Tatum, Dave and Emery for the fun opportunity to photograph your beautiful family! The weather and the colors really made the images bright and cheery. We were all smiles and Emery is SO CUTE and very fun. She was dancing and laughing and was easy to photograph. Hope you love the sneak peek! xo

Jessica Hill PhotographyBaby Emery and Family!

Mei Mei and Lou
Off the Grid Hawaii Wedding

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_6.jpg A surreal sky during the Perseid meteor shower. The wedding of the century.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_1.jpg Mei Mei and Lou invited their closest family and friends to The beautifully organic Ohana Living Farm to celebrate their love under the stars.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_52.jpg A traditional Hawaiian welcome blessing starts the evening’s luau dinner.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_25.jpgThe feast included yummy organic taro and pork, cooked Kalua style in an imu.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_35.jpg Dancing and lve music from the O’s a gem of a band.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_45.jpg sipping mai tais.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_7.jpg The guests received canvas sacks with all of the essential farm living supplies. Complete with camp showers, sunglasses, headlamps and maps, they were really thoughtful.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_14.jpg the delicious wedding fish, fresh Marlin.


Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_15'.jpg a perfect day at the beach.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_10.jpg m + l = heart.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_47.jpg rehearsal dinner toasts and fun.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_24.jpg the wedding day. the lovely land, the farm truck, the beauty.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_11.jpg ziplining beneath the canopy. oh-so fun!

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_48.jpg group orchard planting of mango, avocado, starfruit, and more. <br.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_4.jpg simple, clean and nature-inspired.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_21.jpg the first glance, mei mei and lou looking beautiful and in love.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_5.jpg The breath-taking ceremony at the spring at night fall.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_30.jpg Dinner in the hoop house.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_31.jpg the food was all locally grown and organic goodness.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_29.jpg Lou’s mom played banjo and the guests danced until dawn.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_38.jpg A farewell brunch and hike.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_17.jpg All were sleepy after the weekend’s fun. love this pic.

Hawaii-Wedding-Photographer_27.jpg waterfall hike and yes, this was incredible to document.


Mei Mei and Lou’s magical and beautiful wedding beneath the stars was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. M+L are so fun, relaxed and in love and they truly infect people with their radiant love and energy. Hawaii is a sacred land that m+l truly respected during their wedding planning. Guests were invited to sleep in outfitted tents and live with little electricity and have an adventure of a weekend, during one of the largest meteor showers this century. Travis and I loved living off of the land and photographing m+l’s surreal wedding with 100% photojournalism. I loved documenting this wedding, this couple and this entire experience. thank you so much for everything and hope you love the preview pics.

Jessica Hill PhotographyMei Mei and Lou | Off the Grid Hawaii Wedding